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Refining Rodent Vascular Access: A Video Poster Presentation

This presentation by our own Lena Medina, RLATG won the Michael DeLeo award for best poster at the Academy of Surgical Research (ASR) 2020 Annual Virtual Meeting.


This presentation explores how to refine rodent vascular access using the Instech Vascular Access Buttons™ (VABs™) with an emphasis on how they contribute to the 3Rs. Covered topics include extending patency to three months and beyond, the importance of sterility, reducing compassion fatigue with ease of use, and group housing.

As Lena says, "these are so freaking easy to use! Why the heck isn't everyone using them? They stop the pain to animals and are easy for the human to use."